Sexual Harassment of kids is okay, because of Joseph and Mary?

November 12, 2017

Categories: Skepticism , Tags: Religion, Evangelical

Republican Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore has been accused of sexually assaulting (opens new window) a 14 girl when he was 14. He has a worrying track record - as well as other accusations of sexual harassment of young girls, he's twice been promoted to the Supreme Court and then removed because of his refusal to follow church/state separation laws. He was suspended for trying to stop legal gay marriages from being performed.

Now he's had a staff member jump to his defence by using Joseph and Mary as a parallel:

"Take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus. There's just nothing immoral or illegal here. Maybe just a little bit unusual."